Stimulate Your Body's Natural Healing Ability with Acupuncture in Bedford at Luminate Co Wellness Centre

Your body is capable of healing itself. But sometimes, it needs a little help. If you’ve been suffering from a long-term condition or injury, acupuncture can help stimulate your body’s natural healing process. Book an acupuncture treatment with us now and take your first step to life wellness.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese/Japanese medicine that involves the insertion of special ‘hair-thin’ sterile needles just under the skin at crucial spots on the body known as “acupuncture points.” 

It works by stimulating the release of hormones and neurotransmitters that help to reduce pain and inflammation, improve mood and energy levels, promote tissue repair, and stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

Acupuncture treatment is mainly painless, but sometimes a slight pricking sensation may be felt when needles are inserted. Continued research on the effects and benefits of acupuncture shows that this can be an effective complementary and alternative medicine to western medicine in treating some medical conditions. One of its appealing features is no side effects when performed by our licensed acupuncturist.

Acupuncture Treatments Can Help With

Acupuncture can help relieve pain by releasing endorphins and other neurochemical substances that block pain signal transmission to the brain.

When your acupuncturist inserts the needles during acupuncture therapy, you may feel a dull ache or tingling sensation in your body.

This is normal and confirms that the acupuncture point has been stimulated.


In numerous studies, needle acupuncture provided clinical alleviation to those with asthma.

Acupressure may deliver comparable health benefits to asthma patients as an alternative to stimulating acupuncture.

After the first few acupuncture sessions, these improve the flow of chi (vital energy) and lower wheezing, nasal congestion, and itching. Acupuncture also boosts energy and metabolic balance, enhancing the body’s innate healing capacities.


Acupuncture can help prevent migraines. It helps eliminate the source of migraine and tension headaches. If administered, the body’s homeostasis may be restored to specific spots along different meridians, reducing migraine discomfort.

Weight Problems

Acupuncture boosts a patient’s body resilience, helping fight cravings, and improving someone’s capacity to react favorably to a good diet and activity choices.

Diabetes Symptoms

Acupuncture is often used to treat diabetes in modern-day China. Studies have shown acupuncture benefits many patients with diabetes by reducing blood sugar levels, alleviating neuropathy symptoms (a diabetic complication), and more.

If you seek natural health solutions to regulate your diabetic symptoms, acupuncture may be a viable solution. Additionally, it may be used in conjunction with other diabetes treatment techniques, including fire cupping, medication, a balanced diet, and regular exercise.

Learn More About our acupuncturist Nichole Campbell and book appointment

Nichole Campbell is a registered acupuncturist, TCM provider and Reiki Master. She has been providing guidance for those on a path to Holistic Wellness for 10 years. With her extensive knowledge of the body, mind and spirit connection she values the use of many healing modalities. She is passionate about supporting clients on their journey of discovering the inherent ability the body has to mend itself with the aid of this pure, gentle yet powerful energetic healing.

Acupuncture and Massage Therapy

We don’t want to see you suffering…

Pain is your body’s way of letting you know there’s something wrong. It is a natural protective mechanism that lets us know when we need to take action to heal an injury or illness. But sometimes, pain can become chronic and debilitating, lasting for weeks, months, or even years.

A professional acupuncture practitioner from our clinic, conveniently located in Bedford, Nova Scotia, can help you find relief from your chronic pain with our life care acupuncture and massage therapy services. Most group insurance firms cover our services. We will create a customized treatment plan with your insurance provider to alleviate muscle pain based on your unique needs and health condition.

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Acupuncture for Fertility

You are not alone in your path, we are here to help…

Medical acupuncture is a natural medicine that has prolonged historical usage in dealing with various health conditions, including infertility.

Needle stimulation during acupuncture treatment controls blood circulation, particularly to internal organs.

When the uterus receives the optimal amount of blood flow, it can better ovulate and thicken the endometrial walls, both of which are necessary for successful egg implantation.

At Luminate Co, our acupuncturists who have undergone medical education always practice acupuncture safely by using sterile, disposable needles that are only used once and then disposed of.

Facial Acupuncture

We want you to relax and stay young and beautiful…

Allowing our acupuncturist to work on your smile lines may be just one of its many advantages that surprise you.

Also called cosmetic acupuncture or acupuncture facelift, facial acupuncture is a procedure that involves inserting very thin needles into acupuncture points on the face to stimulate the flow of energy (also referred to as chi or qi) and slow the aging process. 

It works when the micro-injuries caused by facial acupuncture promote collagen and elastin synthesis, giving the skin a more youthful and firm appearance. After completing acupuncture sessions in our clinic, your face will feel smoother, look younger, and have fewer wrinkles. It also aids in deflating the skin, clearing up acne, and fading dark eye bags caused by stress.

Acupuncture Needles for Children

We treat our clients as family…

Acupuncture is an all-natural, risk-free therapy option that is successful in pediatric patients. If you’re concerned about your child’s health, schedule an appointment with our certified acupuncturist immediately for a consultation and treatment tailored to your child’s health history. For individuals who are unable to book an initial appointment and unable to visit the Luminate Co Wellness Center in person, our acupuncturist offers remote services through phone and video chat.

Acupressure: A Traditional Chinese Medicine to Alleviate Pain

If you’re afraid of needles, here’s an alternative medicine…

Acupressure is a holistic health technique that includes applying physical pressure to specific body locations. It is similar to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), except it employs fingertip pressure instead of needles. It is performed to clear energy blockages that cause health issues ranging from sleeplessness to menstruation cramps and other illnesses.

Auricular Acupuncture

We also offer other services of your choice…

The ear is a microcosm for the entire body and is used for pain and other illnesses through the use of inserting hair like micro needles into the tiny acupuncture point locations in the ouert ear. These locations connect directly to all the organs, tissues, bodily systems and fundamental functions of the body. There are also semi-permanent needles also called “Ear Tacks’ ‘ inserted to extend the treatment.

This can be helpful for people with chronic or acute pain conditions, those trying to reduce food cravings, those trying to quit addictive substances and or those having mental and emotional challenges who in all of the aforementioned cases would benefit from more sustained stimulation. The semi-permanent needles are quite different in size and form from typical acupuncture needles,to very tiny micro needles that are designed to stay safely in place for the next 1 to 5 days after treatment. Do not hesitate to call us if you have questions regarding this form of  Acupuncture.

Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is considered a safe medical procedure when performed by a certified and licensed practitioner. You may experience soreness, bruising, and minimal pain after your session, but these should go away after a day or two. Also, note that the FDA regulates needles similarly to medical devices.

This ancient traditional Chinese medicine has sufficient evidence proving it can alleviate pain and help with various health conditions such as infertility, mental and emotional health disorders and imbalances, arthritis, digestive disturbances, hormonal irregularities, obesity and much more.  It works by triggering a physiological response in the  brain, resulting in a chemical reaction in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. These metabolic processes may help encourage the body’s natural recuperative processes and reduce chronic pain leading to enhanced physical , emotional and mental health. This is especially helpful with chronic back, knee, and joint pain.. It is also a relaxing procedure that is effective for stress relief. 

It’s normal for acupuncture needle insertion spots to be sensitive for a while after treatment is finished. It can also cause soreness, which usually disappears after 24 hours. You may experience painless bruising at the needle locations, but it should go away after a few days. You may want to contact your acupuncturist for guidance and diagnosis if there is severe and persistent pain.

Acupuncture sessions may last anywhere from half an hour to two hours. Expect to stay there for at least an hour and thirty minutes if this is your first treatment. This ensures the practitioner has a thorough understanding of your disease and a concept of how to treat it.